EC-Council Announces Flagship Hacking Conference, Hacker Halted, to be Held in Miami, FL October 2012

The East Coast’s premier information security conference, Hacker Halted, will be held in Miami, FL October 25-31st. Hacker Halted will feature advanced, hands-on hacking training, a star-studded lineup of speakers, International Team Hacking Competitions, and a Global CISO Forum.

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Hacker Halted has been growing in prestige.

Hacker Halted has been growing in prestige.

Hacker Halted is getting to be as well know for the parties we host as it is for the awesome speakers and cutting edge, advanced pre-conference hacking courses!

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) July 18, 2012

EC-Council’s flagship information security (IS) conference, Hacker Halted USA 2012 will be held in Miami, FL from October 25-31st. Hacker Halted will unite some of the greatest minds in information security, as industry experts address the latest threats and vulnerabilities plaguing the virtual world. Hacker Halted will also feature several highly technical and advanced workshops that cover the most current security topics and will include EC-Council’s most sought after certification classes. This year’s Hacker Halted is expected to surpass expectations and be greater than ever as it will host the Global CyberLympics, the World’s First International Team Ethical Hacking Championships, and the Global CISO Forum, an international event open only to senior information security executives.

“Hacker Halted, is in its 5th year in the United States and Miami is the home city for the event! Every year EC-Council works diligently to create a more exciting event and this year is no exception!” Said Eric Lopez, Director of Conference and Events for EC-Council. Mr. Lopez continued, “Hacker Halted is getting to be as well know for the parties we host as it is for the awesome speakers and cutting edge, advanced pre-conference hacking courses!”

Hacker Halted will host EC-Council’s most sought after certification courses and offer advanced training in Hacking, Forensics and Advanced Penetration Testing. EC-Council’s world famous Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Advanced Mobile Hacking & Forensics, Advanced Network Defense and Securing Windows Infrastructure are amongst the courses that will be available, along with a series of highly technical and advanced workshops. To view a list of all courses being offered at Hacker Halted, please visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/.

The speaker lineup at the three-day hacking conference will feature some of the most distinct names in information security. Some of these names include Jeffrey Bardin, renowned cyber Jihad expert, Jack Daniel, expert on network security, Jeremiah Grossman, Founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security, and Phillipe Cuortot, CEO of Qualys. To view a complete list of speakers, please visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/.

For the first time ever, Hacker Halted will include the Global CyberLympics, the World’s First International Team Ethical Hacking Competition. Global CyberLympics is dedicated to raising awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security. Hacker Halted will host the world championships through a series of cyber competitions that encompass forensics, ethical hacking, and defense. This competition consist of teams from over 32 countries including the United States, Australia, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, India, Portugal, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Norway, Egypt, Costa Rica, Romania, Hungary, Mongolia, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Jordan. For more information about the Global CyberLympics or registration, please visit: http://cyberlympics.org.

In addition, Hacker Halted will also host the Global CISO Forum. CISOs from around the world from some of the largest and most prestigious organizations will unite to discuss how the constantly changing security landscape affects their day-to-day lives and will evaluate the industry’s latest trends and challenges. Attending CISOs include Illyas Kooliyankal, CISO of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Curtis K.S. Levinson, CISO of the US Cyber Defense Liason to NATO, Richar Rushing, CISO of Motorola Mobility, Eddie Schwartz, CISO of RSA and Karthik Swarnam, CISO at TransUnion. For more information or to register for the CISO Summit, please visit: http://www.eccouncil.org/resources/ciso-executive-summit.

To learn more about Hacker Halted or to register, please visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/.

About Hacker Halted:

EC-Council’s flagship information security conference, Hacker Halted, aims to raise awareness toward increased education and ethics in information security. This information security conference series covers in-depth topics into the development of security issues plaguing the world. Hacker Halted features many world-renowned subject matter experts and high-level speakers, as well as some of the best technology companies showcasing their products and services. Hacker Halted provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. Hacker Halted has grown; from a single annual conference in Miami to a global conference series with events held in Malaysia, Dubai, Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan since its inception in 2009.

About EC-Council:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. For more information about EC-Council visit http://www.eccouncil.org, follow @ECCouncil on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit EC-Council’s Facebook page.


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